Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sunday Stamper, Squares and Journals....

This weeks challenge over on Hels Blog is 'Squares' - I have just bought myself a sewing machine and I have a stock of fabric paper which I made a while ago, one of which has you've guessed it Squares on it....

I was being  a very good girl and tidying my desk before I started another project and I came across this months Craft Stamper, which has a project in it for making a Journal by Kate Crane, so my effort for this weeks challenge has been heavily inspired by this.
As you can see I have managed to get my machine working and have done quite alot of stitching on this the cover to my Journal. I wanted to stitch metal and was pleased to find out it's very easy! Lots of ideas have been whirring round my head with metal and fabric.

The front and back covers will be joined together with LARGE Book Rings, but I couldn't get them in the scanner. I'm hoping for fill it this year with lots of different pages. When I am feeling creative but don't know what to do I can make a page!

Don't take too much notice of the 'Do Not Look Inside' message, I may share a few pages with you as and when I do them.. but maybe not everything!

Thanks Hels for making me think again on a Sunday!


  1. This is great! and it gives me an idea of how to use my head stamp : ) Have a great day.

  2. Wow! This really is great. Just love the stitching, really really fab :-) I just ordered a phrenology head stamp last week and after seeing your journal cover I'm very impatient for my stamp to arrive.
    What a lovely blog :-)
    Kate x

  3. Fab! At leaset you have got further than me LOL Think I need to wait until my TT project is finished then knuckle down - Im finding this journal stuff scary but intriquing - booked into the afth beginners journalling in 2 weeks so hopefully I will be less afraid after that after all its only paper/paints and ink after all :0) thanks for telling me about the win on hels Im chuffed to bits as we say in this house!

  4. Great start Nicks...I've never got myself into making a journal although it's something I want to do. I think the scary bit is actually starting it lol. So way to go girl!

  5. Just loving your journalling...thanks for joining in with the challenge again hun x

  6. Oooh - what sewing machine did you get that can stitch on metal?


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